AN animal charity is looking for a home for a friendly cat left without owners due to a house move.

Three-year-old Pumpkin is one of a rising number of animals left with rehoming charities because tenants living in private rented accommodation are increasingly not able to keep pets.

The cat, which is neutered, vaccinated and microchipped, is being cared for by the National Animal Sanctuaries Support League (Nassl), which takes in and rehomes animals around the North-East and North Yorkshire.

Pauline Wilson, from Nassl, said: “Pumpkin loves nothing better than to curl up on your knee – he loves a fuss, is very friendly and would be a joy in any family, his temperament is second to none. He is used to living with other cats and dogs.

“His previous owner was moving and could not take him with him – this is an all too familiar story and is probably now the number one reason why people are parting with their pets.”

For more details call Mrs Wilson on 01325-321855 or 07748268822.